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Kangana Ranaut and Alia Bhatt’s cat fight intensifies; Manikarnika actress suggest her to “grow some spine!”

After threatening to expose Bollywood for not supporting her film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Kangana Ranaut has now got involved in a verbal spat with Alia Bhatt and here’s all you need to know.

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While Kangana Ranaut’s film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is currently faring well at the box office, the National Award winning actress however isn’t happy with Bollywood and Alia Bhatt in particular. The 31-year-old recently grabbed headlines when filmmaker Krish, in an explosive interview, said that he shot the 70% of the period war drama but it was Kangana who took away the credit as a director of the film. This obviously didn’t go down well with Ms Ranaut and she addressed the controversy a few days back at an event and vouched to expose everyone who had ganged up on her. At the event, Kangana also mentioned how she had attended the screening of Raazi and Secret Superstar but when it came to Manikarnika, nobody from the industry came out to support her film.

Alia Bhatt, who is currently busy promoting her film Gully Boy, was asked to react on the same at a press meet and the actress said, “I hope she doesn’t dislike me and I don’t think she dislikes me. I don’t think I have done anything intentionally to upset her. If I have, I will apologize to her on a personal level.” But it seems Kangana wasn’t satisfied with Alia’s reply and therefore while talking to an entertainment portal, the Fashion actress reiterated saying, “I reached out to Alia Bhatt and asked her what makes her think Manikarnika is my personal controversy, it’s a film whole nation is talking about and wondering why Bollywood is keeping quiet on such a relevant work…I asked her if I can be courteous and gracious to acknowledge her requests for encouraging relevant work that she does, why is she so scared to see my film.”

Kangana further added, “I suggested that she grows some spine and supports an important film about woman empowerment and nationalism…if she doesn’t have a voice of her own and her existence is all about being Karan Johar’s  puppet then I don’t consider her successful…I told her if she is only focusing on earning bucks and not raise a voice, then her success has no value…hope she understands the true meaning of success and her responsibilities, Nepotism gang life is simply restricted to give and take favours…hope she rises above that.”

Now we wonder what Alia has to say about Kangana’s latest comments. Will the Gully Boy heroine react and drag the controversy further? Or is this the end of Kangana-Alia’s cat fight? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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Kalank: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, review, budget, box office collection, controversy, story, cast, stills – all you need to know about the movie!

From Kalank’s story to the cast, review, budget, controversies, release date, posters, stills, trailer, songs, box office collection and much more, here’s everything you need to know about Varun Dhawan – Alia Bhatt’s period-drama!

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Kalank is one of the most exciting releases of the year. In fact, it is 2019’s first magnum opus. Starring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha and Kunal Kemmu, this one is surely expected to be a masterpiece for the big screen. The visuals, promos and songs have already left us enchanted. In fact, the twists, turns and suspense in Kalank‘s plot have us hooked until April 17. With the release date just round the corner, here’s a compilation of everything you need to know about the film. Read on and thank us later…

# Kalank Story

From what we know, Kalank is a period-family-revenge-drama, showcasing a different kind of love story. In fact, while the country is getting divided in the 1940s with India – Pakistan’s partition, Varun, Alia, Sonakshi and Aditya’s characters are also caught in a battle of love. While Sonakshi and Aditya love each other, Alia’s character (Roop) gets married to the Aditya’s character (Dev). However, she doesn’t get the love she wants! On the other hand, she runs into Varun’s character (Zafar) and they fall in love. The twists and turns will keep you at the edge of your seats. But who will Alia go with in the end and what are Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt’s charcaters hiding from all of us? Well, we’ll have to see the movie to know more!

# Kalank Cast

Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha play pivotal roles. Kunal Kemmu and Kiara Advani also play interesting parts, with several other actors supporting the cast.

# Kalank Crew

Abhishek Varman has not only directed but even written the screenplay for Kalank. While the film’s story is written by Shibani Bathija, and the dialogues are given by Hussain Dalal. Vicky Kaushal’s father Sham Kaushal is the action director. Remo D’Souza, Bosco-Caesar and Saroj Khan are the choreographers. Binod Pradhan is the DoP (Director of Photography). The film has been co-produced by Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Fox Star Studios.

The film’s music has been composed by Pritam, while Amitabh Bhattacharya has written the lyrics for all the songs. Shweta Venkat Mathew has done the editing for this period drama. The costumes have been designed by Manish Malhotra and Maxima Basu Golani. Kalank is a Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment film with Fox Star Studios is presenting it.

# Kalank Controversies

Initially, Kalank was supposed to be directed by Karan Johar and his late father Yash Johar was going to produce it. In fact, the pre-production work had also begun and Yashji scouted places for the shoot too. However, the film ended up getting shelved after KJo’s father passed away. Karan had mentioned how he couldn’t gather the courage to make the film and hence, he passed it on to Abhishek Varman, who nurtured it well.

The first controversy that Kalank faced was accusations of plagiarism. As soon as the teaser dropped, a Twitter user pointed out how the background score was ripped off from a popular Television series, The Flash. But composer Sanchit Balhara quashed these accusations with his post on Facebook that read, “Let me inform you, what you and some other people are referring to ‘copied’ is a basic music technique called arpeggios. When an arpeggio is played by an orchestra, it’s supposed to sound very similar to your mentioned original music of ‘Flash’. And if you consider that ‘copying’ then I would request you to start listening to composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky to find how commonly this technique is used in classical music and film scores.”

Kalank makers were also accused of copying the story of a novel and movie going by the name of What the Body Remembers. There were several uncanny resemblances. However, Varun Dhawan denied the allegations and mentioned how he hasn’t read the book. He further revealed that that Kalank is a love story with multiple layers, most of which are not in the trailer. The actor further added that if the makers were trying to copy or adapt a movie or book, they would have tried to hide it by changing the character names. The actor also added that people should watch the movie and only then jump to conclusions!

# Kalank Release date

Kalank is all set to release on April 17, which also marks the pious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti. That means the movie will release on a Wednesday. And with that, the period- drama will enjoy a five-day extended weekend. It will also enjoy a partial holiday on its first Friday (April 19) as people observe Good Friday.

# Kalank Posters

The team of Kalank has released several posters. Some of them are showcasing the characters others highlight their emotions and situations. All these posters have caught everyone’s attention. Check each and every poster right here!

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# Kalank Stills

We have seen several movie stills of Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and the Kalank team. Each and every picture looks exquisite and we can’t wait to see those frames on the big screen. In the meantime, check out all the film stills right here!

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# Kalank Teaser

The very first promo to give us an insight into the world of Kalank was the teaser. And it was mind blowing! Keeping us at the edge of our seats, Kalank’s teaser took our expectations sky-high. Check it out right here.

# Kalank Trailer

The teaser might have given us a sneak peek, but it was the Kalank trailer that really set the tone of the movie. It not only revealed to us how the film will flow, but the twists and turns along with the suspense made us more eager to watch it. It was engaging and the dialogues packed a punch. Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit and Aditya Roy Kapur’s act were appreciated. Anyway, check out the Kalank trailer right here.

# Kalank Songs

The songs of Kalank are epic. From Ghar More Pardesiya to First ClassKalank Title Track, Tabaah Ho Gaye and Aira Gaira, each track has impressed us. In fact, you will play all of them on loop! Check out all the songs right here.

# Kalank Promos

Apart from the trailer and songs, the makers have dropped several promos of the movie. From dialogue promos to the making videos, each one will leave you captivated. Check them out right here!

# Kalank Budget

The budget of Kalank is around Rs 100 crore, which includes the making and promotional costs. This puts the movie in the mid to big-budget film bracket.

# Kalank Screen-count

While there is no confirmation on the screen space, Kalank should get 3200 plus screens across India. The movie will surely work in both multiplexes as well as single screens. So it will get a fair share of both!

# Kalank Box Office Predictions

Tradewise, Kalank is expected to make a marvellous start at the box office. According to Super Cinema, Varun Dhawan – Alia Bhatt’s film might open to a collection of Rs 23 crore (approximately) on day 1. Considering that it is releasing on a Wednesday and it is predicted to earn more than 20 crores is a big deal. Obviously, the long weekend will help and the film might translate to a 100 crore plus weekend. But it remains to be seen how much the movie will earn at the box office in its lifetime run!

# Kalank Box Office Collection

The box office collections of Kalank are still awaited. Make sure to stay tuned to this space as we get you all the collections as well as reports right here.

# Kalank Review

We still have to review Kalank. Stay tuned for our mid-movie and full movie reviews right here.

# Kalank Public Review

The public review of Kalank is still awaited, but what do you think? How will it be? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below!

So there you have it! That was everything you needed to know about Kalank. How excited are you about Varun Dhawan – Alia Bhatt’s film? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to CineBlitz for more news, updates and gossip about Kalank.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s brother Shamas files a Rs 100 crore defamation case against a leading publication

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s brother Shamas Siddiqui has filed a defamation suit against a publication for making false claims

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Mouni Roy got a big break with her debut film Gold, in which she was paired with Akshay Kumar. While the sultry Bengali actress has further bagged a role in Brahmastra, alongside Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan, the latest news confirms that Mouni has signed another film. Mouni will soon be seen in director Shamas Siddiqui’s Bole Chudiyan with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, making it her 5th Bollywood project. For those who do not know, Shamas Siddiqui is actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s brother and Bole Chudiyan will be his directorial debut. However, things haven’t been all well for Shamas. Fresh reports suggest that director Shamas, who has been basking in glory post the announcement of his debut film, seems to be trapped in major legal trouble.
Shamas recently filed a defamation of Rs 100 crore against a leading publication that claimed his behaviour with female workers/actors were objectionable. The plea claims that the publication reported Shamas as someone with an attitude problem and who is very difficult to work with. Shamas denied these accusations and he went on to file the defamation case. Shamas also tweeted about it, “This is called a shit journalism @AmarUjalaNews don’t target now will at #MumbaiHighCourt its a 100cr defamation.”

Nawazuddin is yet to comment on the issue. But he did share on social media that he has joined the cast of Bole Chudiyan when the project was announced. He posted – I am really excited to work with the very beautiful and talented @roymouni. Hope to spread some fragrance of romance on screen #[email protected] @ShamasSiddiqui @zaverikiran9#RajeshBhatia.”

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Kangana Ranaut hits out at Alia Bhatt again; calls her Gully Boy performance mediocre

Kangana Ranaut had earlier launched a verbal attack on Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, calling them apolitical

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The second round of verbal attack has started between Kangana Ranaut and Alia Bhatt. Reports from other publications have revealed that Kangana Ranaut is still not happy with Alia Bhatt and has launched another attack on the Raazi actress by calling her performance in Gully Boy as mediocre. Back when Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi released, Kangana was extremely disappointed by the lack of support from industry peeps and had named a few colleagues, especially Alia. She called her out publicly for skipping the special screening of her big directorial debut. Kangana, on the other hand, had extended her support by attending screenings of Alia’s films, when invited. This really touched a nerve with Kangana and she has been vocal about it. Kangana also took the cold war between them a step forward when she called out Alia’s beau, Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia for not using their stardom and voicing their beliefs or opinions during the Pulwama attacks She called them apolitical.

Fast-forward to today, looks like Kangana hasn’t forgotten the earlier clash and lashed out again to a media outlet. In true Kangana-style, she exclusively told the publication that she shouldn’t be compared to Alia based on performance, attributing Alia’s Gully Boy character to Bollywood’s same-old portrayal of a fiery modern independent girl. She also stated that mediocre work shouldn’t be over-exaggerated, nor overappreciated, and star kids shouldn’t be pampered anymore.

Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy premiered at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival and received a standing ovation. Every aspect of the film, including Alia’s performance, received accolades from critics across borders and platforms. Manikarnika, on the other hand, received a mixed response from critics regarding script, screenplay and the lack of more centered and strong characters. What do you think about the latest clash between the two actresses? Are you team Kangana or team Alia? Leave your thoughts in our comments section below.

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